Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic

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The Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of the Dominican Republic's bicameral National Congress. The upper house is the Senate.

It currently comprises 190 deputies (178, by province, 5 National and 7 Overseas) who are elected for four-year terms. Congressional elections was held in even numbered years not divisible by four till 2010. This year the Dominican authorities decided to unify presidential and parliamentary elections for reduce logistic cost, the next elections will take place in May 2016 and every four years after these.

Deputies are elected by open list proportional representation (D'Hondt method). Provinces are divided in Circuncriptions, with one deputy per 50,000 inhabitants or fraction in excess of 25,000, and a guaranteed minimum of two per province. There are no term limits.

The Dominican Constitution of 2010 create the Nacional Deputies, elected for accumulations of votes, and the Overseas Deputies for represent the Dominicans abroad in National Congress, This last was elected in 2012 elections after Law 136-11 of June 2011 created the districts and rules for their election.

Current composition[edit]

On May 2010, 183 deputies were elected, 178 by provincial districts and 5 by national at-large voting. On May 2012, 7 Overseas Deputies were elected. In total, the Chamber is composed by 190 deputies.

Deputy Electoral List Party Province Constituency
MIRIAM ALTAGRACIA
CABRAL PÉREZ
PLD PLD D.N. 1
VINICIO ARISTEO
CASTILLO SEMÁN
PLD FNP D.N. 1
MINERVA JOSEFINA
TAVÁREZ MIRABAL
PLD PLD D.N. 1
WELLINGTON AMÍN
ARNAUD BISONÓ
PRD PRD D.N. 1
ALBERT ELÍAS
ATALLAH LAJÁN
PRD PRM D.N. 1
MIGUEL DAVID
COLLADO MORALES
PRD PRD D.N. 1
VÍCTOR ORLANDO
BISONÓ HAZA
PLD PRSC D.N. 2
RAFAEL TOBÍAS
CRESPO PÉREZ
PLD PLD D.N. 2
ELÍAS RAFAEL
SERULLE TAVÁREZ
PLD PLD D.N. 2
ROSENDO ARSENIO
BORGES RODRÍGUEZ
PRD PRM D.N. 2
VÍCTOR OSVALDO
GÓMEZ CASANOVA
PRD PRD D.N. 2
MANUEL ELPIDIO
BÁEZ MEJÍA
PLD PLD D.N. 3
PEDRO JUAN
RODRÍGUEZ MELÉNDEZ
PLD PLD D.N. 3
YUDERKA YVELISSE
DE LA ROSA GUERRERO
PLD PLD D.N. 3
GUSTAVO ANTONIO
SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA
PLD PLD D.N. 3
RAMÓN ANTONIO
BUENO PATINO
PRD PRM D.N. 3
JOSÉ MIGUEL
CABRERA
PRD PRM D.N. 3
RAFAEL FRANCISCO
VÁSQUEZ PAULINO
PRD PRD D.N. 3
JUAN JULIO
CAMPOS VENTURA
PLD PLD La Altagracia -
HAMLET AMADO
SÁNCHEZ MELO
PLD PLD La Altagracia -
GUIDO
CABRERA MARTÍNEZ
PRSC PRSC La Altagracia -
RAMON RICARDO
SANCHEZ DE LA ROSA
PRSC PRSC La Altagracia -
JULIO ALBERTO
BRITO PEÑA
PLD PLD Azua -
VÍCTOR HIPÓLITO
SÁNCHEZ FÉLIZ
PLD PLD Azua -
RUDDY
GONZÁLEZ
PRD PRD Azua -
RAMÓN ARCÁNGEL
SANTANA RAMÍREZ
PRD PRD Azua -
RAFAEL
MÉNDEZ
PLD PLD Bahoruco -
EUGENIO MARÍA
MÉNDEZ RAMÍREZ
PRD PRM Bahoruco -
NORIS ELIZABETH
MEDINA MEDINA
PLD PLD Barahona -
MARIANO
MONTERO VALLEJO
PLD PLD Barahona -
AQUILES LEONEL
LEDESMA ALCÁNTARA
PRD PRD Barahona -
FABIO ERNESTO
VARGAS MATOS
PRD PRM Barahona -
GREGORIO
REYES CASTILLO
PLD PLD Dajabon -
SEVERINA
GIL CARRERAS DE RODRÍGUEZ
PRD PRD Dajabon -
JUAN ANDRÉS
COMPRÉS BRITO
PLD PLD Duarte 1
JUAN JOSÉ
ROSARIO ROSARIO
PLD PLD Duarte 1
OLMEDO
CABA ROMANO
PRD PRM Duarte 1
VIRGILIO MANUEL
GONZÁLEZ VÁSQUEZ
PRD PRD Duarte 1
LUPE
NÚÑEZ ROSARIO
PLD PLD Duarte 2
MARÍA CÁNDIDA
SÁNCHEZ MORA
PRD PRD Duarte 2
KENIA MILAGROS
MEJÍA MERCEDES
PLD PLD El Seibo -
JUAN
MALDONADO CASTRO
PRD PRD El Seibo -
FRANCISCO ARTURO
BAUTISTA MEDINA
PLD PLD Elías Piña -
LUIS ENRIQUE
CASTILLO OGANDO
PRD PRD Elías Piña -
OLFALIDA
ALMONTE SANTOS
PLD PLD Espaillat -
RAMON NOÉ
CAMACHO SANTOS
PLD PLD Espaillat -
CARLOS MARÍA
GARCÍA GÓMEZ
PLD PLD Espaillat -
ANDRÉS EMMANUEL
BAUTISTA TAVERAS
PRD PRM Espaillat -
VÍCTOR LUIS DE JESÚS
LASOSÉ FIGUEROA
PRD PRM Espaillat -
JOSE ALBERTO
VÁSQUEZ FERNÁNDEZ
PLD PRSC Hato Mayor -
CRISTÓBAL VENERADO ANTONIO
CASTILLO LIRIANO
PRD PRM Hato Mayor -
MIGUEL ÁNGEL
PEGUERO MÉNDEZ
PLD PPC Independencia -
PABLO INOCENCIO
SANTANA DÍAZ
PLD PLD Independencia -
PLUTARCO
PÉREZ
PLD PLD La Romana -
TEODORO
URSINO REYES
PLD PLD La Romana -
PEDRO TOMÁS
BOTELLO SOLIMÁN
PRSC PRSC La Romana -
EUGENIO
CEDEÑO ARECHÉ
PRD PRM La Romana -
MARIO JOSÉ ESTEBAN
HIDALGO BEATO
PLD PLD La Vega 1
GILDA MERCEDES
MORONTA GUZMÁN
PLD PLD La Vega 1
ARIDIO ANTONIO
REYES
PLD PLD La Vega 1
ELPIDIO
INFANTE GALÁN
PRD PRM La Vega 1
HUGO RAFAEL
NÚÑEZ ALMONTE
PRD PRD La Vega 1
GUILLERMO RADHAMÉS
RAMOS GARCÍA
PRD PRD La Vega 1
BÁRBARA YVELICE
ABREU GRULLÓN
PLD PLD La Vega 2
RAMÓN ROGELIO
GENAO DURÁN
PLD PRSC La Vega 2
JOSÉ LUIS
COSME MERCEDES
PLD PLD Maria Trinidad Sanchez -
PEDRO ENRIQUE
DE ÓLEO VERAS
PLD PLD Maria Trinidad Sanchez -
SALOMÓN
GARCÍA UREÑA
PRD PRD Maria Trinidad Sanchez -
JOSÉ ANTONIO
FABIÁN BERTRÉ
PLD PLD Monseñor Nouel -
MARÍA MERCEDES
FERNÁNDEZ CRUZ
PLD PRSC Monseñor Nouel -
EVANGELINA BACILIZA
SOSA VÁSQUEZ
PRD PRM Monseñor Nouel -
RAFAEL ANTONIO
ABEL LORA
PLD PLD Monte Cristi -
BERNARDO
ALEMÁN RODRÍGUEZ
PRD PRM Monte Cristi -
RICARDO DE JESÚS
CONTRERAS MEDINA
PLD PLD Monte Plata -
JUAN
SUAZO MARTE
PLD PLD Monte Plata -
ALTAGRACIA
HERRERA DE BRITO
PRD PRD Monte Plata -
JUAN
HUBIERES DEL ROSARIO
PRD MIUCA Monte Plata -
JOSÉ ANTONIO
DÍAZ REYES
PLD PLD Pedernales -
HÉCTOR DARÍO
FÉLIZ FÉLIZ
PRD PRD Pedernales -
ORFELINA LISELOTH
ARIAS MEDRANO DE NIN
PLD PLD Peravia -
MILCÍADES MARINO
FRANJUL PIMENTEL
PLD PLD Peravia -
SANTO YNILCIO
RAMÍREZ BETHANCOURT
PRD PRD Peravia -
FÉLIX ANTONIO
CASTILLO RODRÍGUEZ
PLD PLD Puerto Plata 1
FRANCISCO JAVIER
CLARK VÁSQUEZ
PLD PLD Puerto Plata 1
GRACIELA
FERMÍN NUESI
PRD PRD Puerto Plata 1
JOSÉ IGNACIO RAMÓN
PALIZA NOUEL
PRD PRM Puerto Plata 1
JUAN CARLOS
QUIÑONES MINAYA
PLD PLD Puerto Plata 2
PEDRO ALEJANDRO
AGUIRRE HERNÁNDEZ
PRD PRD Puerto Plata 2
AFIF NAZARIO
RIZEK CAMILO
PLD PLD Hermanas Mirabal -
JOSÉ ISIDRO
ROSARIO VÁSQUEZ
PRD PRD Hermanas Mirabal -
MIGUEL ÁNGEL
JAZMÍN DE LA CRUZ
PLD PLD Samana -
JUAN JOSÉ
MORALES CISNEROS
PRD PRM Samana -
JOSÉ NELSON
GUILLÉN VALDEZ
PLD PLD San Cristobal 1
JOSEFINA
TAMÁREZ
PLD PLD San Cristobal 1
ANA MILEDY
CUEVAS
PRD PRD San Cristobal 1
LEIVIN ESENOBEL
GUERRERO
PRD PRD San Cristobal 1
EVELIN
ANDÚJAR MATOS
PLD PLD San Cristobal 2
MANUEL ANTONIO
DÍAZ SANTOS
PLD PLD San Cristobal 2
MANUEL ORLANDO
ESPINOSA MEDINA
PLD PLD San Cristobal 2
RAFAEL LEÓNIDAS
ABREU VALDEZ
PRD PRD San Cristobal 2
TULIO
JIMÉNEZ DÍAZ
PLD PLD San Cristobal 3
CATALINA
PAREDES PINALES
PLD PLD San Cristobal 3
PEDRO
CARRERAS SANTANA
PRD PRD San Cristobal 3
LUCÍA
MEDINA SÁNCHEZ
PLD PLD San Juan 1
HENRY MODESTO
MERÁN GIL
PLD PLD San Juan 1
DAVID
HERRERA DÍAZ
PRD PRD San Juan 1
ROBERTO
PÉREZ LEBRÓN
PLD PLD San Juan 2
EUFRACIA
SANTIAGO MERÁN
PRD PRD San Juan 2
FRANKLIN YSAIAS
PEÑA VILLALONA
PLD PLD San Pedro de Macorís 1
JUANA MERCEDES
VICENTE MORONTA
PLD PLD San Pedro de Macorís 1
NELSON DE JESÚS
ARROYO PERDOMO
PRD PRM San Pedro de Macorís 1
LUIS
RAMÓN PEÑA
PRD PRD San Pedro de Macorís 1
LEONCIO TEÓDULO
SANDOVAL LÓPEZ
PLD PLD San Pedro de Macorís 2
SERGIO JULIO
MUÑOZ MORALES
PRD PRM San Pedro de Macorís 2
MARINO
HERNÁNDEZ ALBERTO
PLD PLD Sanchez Ramirez -
ALEJANDRO
JÉREZ ESPINAL
PLD PLD Sanchez Ramirez -
CRISTIAN
PAREDES APONTE
PRD PRD Sanchez Ramirez -
MÁXIMO
CASTRO
PLD PRSC Santiago 1
ALTAGRACIA MERCEDES
GONZÁLEZ GONZÁLEZ
PLD PLD Santiago 1
ABEL ATAHUALPA
MARTÍNEZ DURÁN
PLD PLD Santiago 1
RAMÓN DILEPCIO
NÚÑEZ PÉREZ
PLD PLD Santiago 1
VÍCTOR VALDEMAR
SUÁREZ DÍAZ
PLD PLD Santiago 1
ANTONIO BERNABEL
COLÓN CRUZ
PRD PRD Santiago 1
JOSÉ GABRIEL
JÁQUEZ VÁSQUEZ
PRD PRD Santiago 1
CARLOS BORROMEO
TERRERO REYES
PRD PRD Santiago 1
MARINO ANTONIO
COLLANTE GÓMEZ
PLD PRSC Santiago 2
DEMÓSTENES WILLIAN MARTÍNEZ HERNÁNDEZ PLD PLD Santiago 2
FRANCISCO ANTONIO
MATOS MANCEBO
PLD PLD Santiago 2
JOSÉ GEOVANNY
TEJADA REYNOSO
PRD PRD Santiago 2
VÍCTOR ENRIQUE
MENCÍA GARCÍA
PLD PLD Santiago 3
MAGDA ALINA ALTAGRACIA
RODRÍGUEZ AZCONA
PLD PLD Santiago 3
ADALBERTO ESTEBAN
ROSA HERNÁNDEZ
PLD PLD Santiago 3
LUCÍA ARGENTINA
ALBA Y LÓPEZ DE ALBA
PRD PRD Santiago 3
MARÍA AMPARO DE DIOS
MARTÍNEZ ARIAS
PRD PRD Santiago 3
FRANCISCO ANTONIO
SANTOS SOSA
PRD PRM Santiago 3
NANCY ALTAGRACIA
SANTOS PERALTA
PLD PLD Santiago Rodriguez -
RAMON ANTONIO
FERNÁNDEZ MARTÍNEZ
PRD PRD Santiago Rodriguez -
JOHANNY MERCEDES
GUZMÁN RODRÍGUEZ
PLD PLD Valverde -
ÁNGELA
POZO
PLD PLD Valverde -
JOSÉ FRANCISCO
LÓPEZ CHÁVEZ
PRD PRM Valverde -
FRANCISCO ANTONIO
MANCEBO MELO
PLD PLD San Jose de Ocoa -
ESTHER MIRELYS
MINYETY
PRD PRM San Jose de Ocoa -
RADHAMÉS
FORTUNA SÁNCHEZ
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 1
ELVIN ANTONIO
FULGENCIO
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 1
LUIS ROMEO DE SAN MARTÍN DE PORRES
JIMÉNEZ CAMINERO
PLD BIS Santo Domingo 1
KAREN LISBETH
RICARDO CORNIEL
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 1
SONYA DE LAS MERCEDES
ABREU VILLANUEVA
PRD PRD Santo Domingo 1
NÉSTOR JULIO
CRUZ PICHARDO
PRD PRM Santo Domingo 1
RAMÓN ANTONIO
CABRERA CABRERA
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 2
MANUEL DE JESÚS
JIMÉNEZ ORTEGA
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 2
JORGE
FRÍAS
PRD PRM Santo Domingo 2
JOSÉ FRANCISCO A. A.
SANTANA SURIEL
PRD PRM Santo Domingo 2
YSABEL
DE LA CRUZ JAVIER
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
HUGO FERNELIS
FORTUNA TEJEDA
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
EDUARDO
HIDALGO ABREU
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
ALFREDO
MARTÍNEZ
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
ADALGISA FÁTIMA
PUJOLS
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
JOSEFA AQUILINA
CASTILLO RODRÍGUEZ
PRD PRM Santo Domingo 3
ALEXIS ISAAC
JIMÉNEZ GONZÁLEZ
PRD PRM Santo Domingo 3
ANÍBAL
ROSARIO RAMÍREZ
PRD PRD Santo Domingo 3
MIGUEL EDUARDO
ESPINAL MUÑOZ
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 4
AQUILINO
SERRATA UCETA
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 4
FRANK ALBERTO
SOTO ROA
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 4
JOSÉ ALTAGRACIA
GONZÁLEZ SÁNCHEZ
PRD PRD Santo Domingo 4
MARÍA LUISA
GUZMÁN CALDERÓN
PRD PRD Santo Domingo 4
LUIS RAFAEL
SÁNCHEZ ROSARIO
PRD PRD Santo Domingo 4
OMAR EUGENIO
DE MARCHENA GONZÁLEZ
PLD PRSC Santo Domingo 5
JESÚS
MARTÍNEZ ALBERTI
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 5
GETRUDE
RAMÍREZ CABRAL
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 5
MARÍA ARACELIS
DUARTE DUARTE VDA. ADÓN GUZMÁN
PRD PRD Santo Domingo 1
CRISTIAN
ENCARNACIÓN
PRD PRM Santo Domingo 5
PEDRO
BILLILO MOTA
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 6
CARLOS MARIÉN
ELÍAS GUZMÁN
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 6
RUBÉN DARÍO
MALDONADO DÍAZ
PLD PRSC Santo Domingo 6
RENÉ
POLANCO VIDAL
PLD PLD Santo Domingo 6
RAMÓN
DURÁN PAREDES
PRD PRD Santo Domingo 6
JULIO
ENCARNACIÓN
PRD PRM Santo Domingo 6
VIRGILIO
MERÁN VALENZUELA
PRD MODA Santo Domingo 6
ADELIS DE JESÚS
OLIVARES ORTEGA
PRD PRM Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 2 -
ALFREDO ANTONIO
RODRÍGUEZ AZCONA
PLD PLD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 1 -
AURELIO AGUSTÍN
MERCEDES MOSCAT
PRD PRM Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 3 -
JOSE ERNESTO
MOREL SANTANA
PRD PRM Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 1 -
RUBÉN DARÍO
LUNA MARTÍNEZ
PRD PRD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 1 -
MARCOS GENARO
CROSS SÁNCHEZ
PLD PLD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 3 -
LEVIS
SURIEL GÓMEZ
PLD PLD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 2 -
ANGEL ESTEBAN
RAMÍREZ TAVERAS
PLD PLD At-large -
RADHAMÉS
CAMACHO CUEVAS
PLD PLD At-large -
GUADALUPE
VALDEZ SAN PEDRO
PLD APD At-large -
HUGO
TOLENTINO DIPP
PRD PRM At-large -
CARLOS GABRIEL
GARCÍA CANDELARIO
PRD PRD At-large -

Party strengths in the Chamber of Deputies[edit]

The following table shows the composition of the Chamber of Deputies at the start of the most recent legislative periods by Electoral List. (This list excludes the National Deputies and the Overseas Deputies)

Party 1998 2002 2006 2010
  Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD)
83
74
60
75
  Dominican Liberation Party (PLD)
49
41
96
105
  Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC)  
17
35
22
3
   Total
149
150
178
183

The following table shows the composition of the Chamber of Deputies at the start of the most recent legislative periods by individual party.(This list includes the National Deputies and the Overseas Deputies)

Party Seats
  Dominican Liberation Party (PLD)
99
  Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD)
79
  Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC)
11
  National Progressive Force (FNP)
01
  Christian People's Party (Dominican Republic) (PPC)
01
  Alternative Democratic Movement (MODA)
01*
  Institutional Social Democratic Bloc (BIS)
01
  Movement for Independence, Unity and Change (MIUCA/Accion por el Cambio)
01
  Alliance for Democracy (Dominican Republic) (APD)
01
   ;      Total
195
  • In 2010, the deputy Virgilio Meran Valenzuela win his seat like a member of MODA, but due to personal political changes, the web page of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, list him like a PRD deputy. Moreover, the page not list MODA as a political party with some legislative representative.

See also[edit]

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